The 2021 Texas football recruiting class figured out on June 24 that it was out of the running for 4-Star outside linebacker Prince Kollie.
The finalist lists weren’t as hot on the recruiting trail anymore early as summer workouts began around the college football landscape. But as the novel coronavirus pandemic starts to spike again in some states around the country, it is becoming one of the more common storylines once again. And a target of the 2021 Texas football recruiting class sits in the midst of those prospects making another round of finalist school cuts of late.
That target of the Longhorns 2021 class that recently announced another round of finalist school cuts is four-star David Crockett outside linebacker Prince Kollie. The 6-foot-1 and 200 pound Jonesborough, TX, native recently dropped his top five finalist schools on his Twitter timeline.
In this round of finalist school cuts, Kollie didn’t really get down to just one conference. He’s got one from the Big 12, one independent, one from the ACC, and two from the SEC, amid his top five finalist schools. The five finalists he had in this round of cuts included the Oklahoma Sooners, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, defending National Champion LSU Tigers, Louisville Cardinals, and Georgia Bulldogs.
When he dropped his top 10 finalist schools on Twitter on May 21, the Longhorns were included in the mix. The other four schools he cut with the announcement of his five finalists on Wednesday evening included the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Virginia Cavaliers, Auburn Tigers, and Tennessee Volunteers.
In total, Kollie holds offers from more than 30 schools. The other significant schools that he’s cut from contention to land his commitment includes the Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida State Seminoles, Michigan State Spartans, Ole Miss Rebels, Virginia Tech Hokies, and West Virginia Mountaineers.
It was not all that long ago that Kollie originally received his Texas offer. He got the scholarship offer from the Longhorns back on May 5, and promptly included them amid his top 10 finalist schools. But they were’t able to stick around in the top five this week.
What the Longhorns are now missing out on is the nation’s No. 300 2021 high school prospect, No. 20 outside linebacker, and No. 8 prospect out of Tennessee (247Sports Composite). There are no expert 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions in yet, and nothing from the Rivals FutureCast analyst or publishers.
According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2021 Texas recruiting class ranks at No. 10 in the nation and remains in the top spot in the Big 12. They do hold a few linebacker commits in the 2021 class, but they are not out of the running for Kollie.